A story of love and jealousy between two 14-year-olds, “Eva & Adam” is a straightforward spinoff of a popular TV series that began life first as a comic strip and then as a series of books. A runaway B.O. hit in Sweden, pic is targeted at an early-teen audience, with the displays of affection mostly centered on kissing and holding hands, making it unembarrassing family fare. Offshore success looks unlikely, however.
Eva (Ellen Fjaestad) and Adam (Carl-Robert Holmer-Karell) have already been a pair for three years — their past history is shown in a couple of flashbacks from the TV series — and their friends jokingly start to ask when they’re going to get married. This slowly gets on Eva’s nerves and she finally breaks off the relationship. Adam is hurt and, when he finds alternative companionship in the flirtatious Petra (Rosanna Munther), Eva realizes she made a mistake and sets out to get him back. Pic is efficiently directed and the young thesps, already familiar with their roles, are fine.